Reserve assets holdings at the end of February 2013
NBP data: On 28 February 2013, Poland’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 81.6 billion, exceeding by approx. EUR 2 billion their level at the end of January.
On 7 March 2013, the National Bank of Poland released its monthly data on official reserve asset holdings. When translated into EUR, Poland’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of February 2013 amounted to EUR 81.6 billion, posting an increase of approx. EUR 2 billion on the January figure. When expressed in US dollars, they amounted to almost USD 107.1 billion, i.e. almost USD 1 billion less than in the previous month which was driven by the change in the USD exchange rate. Reserve asset holdings have stood at around EUR 80 billion since May 2012.
The National Bank of Poland manages foreign exchange reserves so as to maximize the yield, yet their safe investment and maintenance of a required liquidity level are the priorities.
The NBP invests foreign exchange reserves in standard instruments used by central banks. Majority of investments are government securities, whereas some monies are invested in securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A small part of foreign exchange reserves are held as deposits at highly rated banks abroad or in gold. The value of Polish foreign exchange reserves held in gold is in excess of EUR 4 billion.
See: Official foreign reserve holdings of the NBP »